Classic Computer Magazine Archive ANTIC VOL. 4, NO. 6 / OCTOBER 1985

new products

New Products notices are compiled by the Antic staff from information provided by the products' manufacturers. Antic welcomes such submissions, but assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of these notices or the performance of the products listed.

New Horizons Software
P.O. Box 180253
Austin, TX 78718
(512) 280-0319
$29.95, 48K disk

Genie is a unique new product for the Atari that allows you to temporarily suspend whatever you are doing and access four extra functions. When you are finished, the program returns you to exactly where you left off. The four functions are: Genie Note Pad, a 150 line scratch pad for your sudden inspirations; Genie Calculator, a five function decimal/hexadecimal calculator with a memory; ATASCII Table, a handy reference for those graphic characters you sometimes forget; and DOS Functions, providing instant DOS access. Genie does not use up memory space, and it automatically saves the contents of the Calculator and the Notepad.

(temperature sensor)
Applied Technologies, Inc.
Computer Products Division
Lyndon Way
Kittery, ME 03904
(207) 439-5074
$109.95, 48K disk

A new breakthrough in low-cost data logging and temperature monitoring, this package gives your Atari a real-world interface. Compu-U-Temp combines the following features: labelling of sensor locations, high temperature or low temperature alarm settings, hardcopy printouts, sampling of temperature at different time intervals and recording of temperature data to disk. Ideal for laboratories, greenhouses and school science projects.

Synapse & Broderbund
17 Paul Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 479-1170
$39.95, 48K, Two disk drives

An ambitious and long-awaited series of interactive text adventure games called "Electronic Novels." You'll go into the heart of fictional worlds. Complex interaction is made possible by a sophisticated parser and random events. Instead of puzzles, you are presented with something much more like a story. Mindwheel is the first of the series to be released for the Atari. It is a journey into the minds of four people of extrordinary power, all linked to a common neuro-electronic matrix. The next novel will be Essex, an intergalactic search-and-rescue mission

Optimized Systems Software
122lB Kentwood Avenue
San Jose, CA 95129
(408) 446-3099
$79, 48K cartridge and disk

BASIC XE is the first programming language designed especially for the 128K memory of the new Atari l30XE computer. But it will also work with XL models. Features a host of new commands and is upwardly compatible to BASIC XL and Atari BASIC. Claimed to be 2 to 6 times faster than Atari BASIC. Provides auto line numbering, renumbering, program cross referencing, English error messages.

Competitipn Pro joystick
3000, 5000 & 200X
Competition Pro
2609 Greenleaf Avenue
Elk Grove, IL 60007
(312) 228-1810
$15.95, $17.95 & $8.95 respectively

Three new models from one of the best-known joystick manufacturers. Each stick features a different control mechanism. The Model 5000, designed to bring "arcade feel" to the Atari, features a microswitch assembly for greater accuracy and higher scores. The Model 3000 "flight control joystick" (pictured) has both top and trigger fire buttons and uses 8-way leaf-switches for precise directional control. The 200X joystick uses a highly reliable spring switch mechanism and features a handle especially designed for comfort during long hours in front of the screen. All three come with an extra-long five foot cord and are covered by an unconditional two-year warranty

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